Good Times in the Southwest
April 25, 2007 1:24 PM Subscribe
What should we see during our week in the Southwest?
My boyfriend and I have planned a week long trip to New Mexico and Arizona.
We will be there the third week in May and the itinerary is:
-Saturday afternoon: fly into Albuquerque, pick up rental car, drive to Santa Fe, we'll be staying with family
-Wednesday morning: drive to the Grand Canyon, we'll be staying at a hotel at the South Rim
-Friday morning: drive to the Phoenix area, staying overnight with more family
-Saturday night: fly home from Phoenix
We would love some recommendations for awesome places to visit, good places to eat, other cool stops to check out along the way. We are anticipating doing at least one day trip when we are in Santa Fe and spending Thursday hiking around the rim.
We like off-beat, crazy roadside attraction type of fun, if that helps. (Having said that, we are staying at the touristy South Rim, because previous Grand Canyon posts said that was the best way for a first timer--in this case me--to get the full blown Grand Canyon experience.)
Bonus points: I really want to see a ghost town, but the internet is giving me mixed reviews about which ones are worth it. Something within a 3 hour radius of Santa Fe, or on on the way to the Grand Canyon would be ideal.